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Tag: eye contact

January 2017

Imaging of social brain enters real world

by ,  /  31 January 2017

Studies of social-brain function are moving out of scanners and into realistic settings.

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Webinar: Geoff Bird explores overlap between autism, alexithymia

1 March 2017

Watch the complete replay of Geoff Bird’s webinar on the similarities and differences between autism and alexithymia.

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December 2016

The best depictions of autism in the arts

26 December 2016

The books, shows and movies that most accurately portray autism are those that don’t dwell on the condition.

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Solitary monkeys missed social cues as infants

by  /  21 December 2016

Adult monkeys that spend most of their time alone struggled as infants to recognize faces.

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Toddlers with autism indifferent to eye contact, study says

by  /  15 December 2016

Toddlers with autism are oblivious to the social information in the eyes, but don’t actively avoid meeting another person’s gaze.

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November 2016

Interactive test aims to capture social aspects of gaze

by  /  14 November 2016

People with autism show atypical patterns of gaze even when they are explicitly asked to look at another person’s eyes.

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October 2016
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2016

Political science; canine connection; reference point

by  /  7 October 2016

The presidential candidates sound off on science, dogs may hold clues about social behavior in people, and gender matters when it comes to reference letters for postdocs.

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September 2016

Exercise gives children with autism jump on social skills

by  /  22 September 2016

Dozens of small studies suggest that physical activity offers behavioral benefits for children with autism.

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August 2016

The controversy over autism’s most common therapy

by  /  10 August 2016

Applied behavioral analysis is the most widely used therapy for autism, but some people say its drills and routines are cruel, and its aims misguided.

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July 2016
Photo: Bernardo Pace and his daughter Gina stand together, looking at each other and embracing.

The most terrifying childhood condition you’ve never heard of

by  /  6 July 2016

Childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare and severe condition, rapidly melts away a child’s abilities. A new theory proposes that this little-known condition turns back the developmental clock.

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